Francis Boateng

Dr. Francis D. Boateng is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Mississippi. He started his academic career at the University of Minnesota where he served as an assistant professor for a year and half. Dr. Boateng received his master’s and PhD degrees in criminal justice and criminology from Washington State University and is currently working on several projects focusing on issues related to terrorism, intimate partner violence, sexual assault victimization, hate crime and immigration. His main research interests include comparative criminal justice, comparative policing, Police legitimacy, international security, victimology, quantitative research, terrorism, immigration, crime, law and justice. In addition to presenting papers at professional conferences such as American Society of Criminology (ASC), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA), and Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ), Dr. Boateng has published extensively in top criminal justice and criminology, and Psychology journals, including policing and society, journal of interpersonal violence, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Psychology, Crime and Law, Policing: An International Journal, Police Practice and Research, and others. Moreover, Dr. Boateng is a co-editor of “Terrorism: Strategic and Methodological Approaches.” His co-authored book “National Security and Policy in America: Immigrants, Crime, and the New World Order” is scheduled to be published by Routledge in January 2020.

Research Interests:

  • Comparative criminology
  • Victimology
  • Quantitative research
  • Immigration

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